Copywriting… Really?


I’ve been teaching English for over 20 years.  I love the kids.  I love teaching.  The one thing I don’t love is the bureaucracy, the red tape, and sometimes the people with whom I work.

Work drama is the pits.  My hope is that people will just learn to work together for the benefit of the kids, but often what happens is that teachers end up getting dumped on by the administration and then there is resentment, misunderstanding, and just plain idiocy that ends up turning a student into a math problem.  I believe data matters, but I know that kids are really tired of standardized testing and it’s not going away, at least in this country, anytime soon.

I’ve also written six novels, countless short stories, hundreds of blog posts and other things, not to mention lesson plans created out of thin air (i.e. my addled brain).

Call it midlife crisis, call it burnout, I feel like I need a side hustle to keep things interesting.  Recently I landed on a Facebook ad for one of those people saying that they make a six-figure income doing copywriting.  I’m sure these people are very few, and if you are a successful copywriter please be honest with me about it, but I’m thinking of starting a “side-hustle” in copywriting to maybe make extra money.

If it becomes a career, then so be it.

In the coming weeks I’m going to be exploring copywriting, using that pricey English degree of mine to do deep research on the subject, and will post here as I find out new and honest information about it.  This blog has always been about writing, so I’m only going to post about that in the future.

The blog has always been an honest take on the writing game, and I will endeavor to do that as I go.  Sorry.  I have to work on my conversational tone if I’m going to be a copywriter, so…

When I figure stuff out I’ll give you the 4-1-1 on what I stumble on.

Happy writing!

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

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